The Porter County
Health Department was reporting one new COVID-19 death in Porter County this
morning, bringing the total from 39 yesterday to 40.
Tribune could not determine from the County COVID-19 dashboard what age
group the victim belonged to, but he or she was not a resident of a
long-term care facility. To date, no patients under 50 have died.
The PCHD reported
18 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (19 new cases on Thursday), to
bring the total so far to 1,022, up from 1,004 on Thursday.
Of the 18 new
cases, 13 (72 percent) were patients under age 49. One was in the 0-19 age
group, four were in 20-29 age group, four were in the 30-39 age group, and
four were in the 40-49 group.
patients are currently hospitalized, up from two Thursday. The number of
recovered patients went down one from 872 on Thursday to 871 today. Total
active cases are 111, up from 93 Thursday.
Chesterton Tribune has been reporting, the surge in new cases over the
previous five weeks has not been accompanied by increased hospitalizations
To date, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities,
27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all
unchanged since Wednesday.
For the record,
according to the Health Department:
-- Positive cases
are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test
result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive
test results, it only counts as one positive case.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 80
cases (79 on Thursday). Five active cases.
-- Liberty: 49
cases (48 on Thursday). Nine active cases.
-- Jackson: seven
cases (six on Thursday). One active case.
-- Pine: eight
cases (seven on Thursday). One active case.
-- Portage: 386
cases (379 on Thursday). 38 active cases.
-- Center: 282
cases (277 on Thursday). 28 active cases.
-- Washington: 68
cases (unchanged from Thursday). Seven active cases.
-- Union: 51 cases
(unchanged from Thursday). Nine active cases.